Today the sparrow chirps inside my head. Tiny wings flitter nervously from the hedge darting out for bread newly spread upon the lawn.
I throw it everyday but still they're nervous and I can't blame them as my own heart beats rapidly in sorrow.
a friendship broken
and still my heart cries in pain
Could it be these tiny birds are totem of the sad and butterflies the totem of new life and hope?
sage little sparrows
tiny heads peeking through hedge
watching for the hawk
The rabbits are nibbling late summer grass. Their tiny noses and ears twitch. Some will fall while others flourish, the world isn't always kind . Gentle furry friend your baby is bigger now and no longer stays close to the hedge but cavorts upon the lawn as all children do; Still she's not quite as knowledgeable as you my friend with fur so soft and gentle eyes. Yet you will both survive this city living, hopping through the spray of sprinklers on lawns, digging holes ever watchful. Perhaps we all learn to adapt even soft furry creatures.
Today a bunny
burrows protecting new life
small carrots my gift
Last night the leopard roamed through my dreams. I felt the thrill of the hunt, teeth sinking into flesh and still I'm t repelled. This is life and the leopard too must eat and yet she only kills to feed her hunger, she's not vindictive and for some reason she grounds me. To survive one must be strong. In light of moon she urges me on stilling frantic thoughts and giving me purpose.
essense of fleetness
necessity is living
surviving through pain
As a child I remember the zoo rides on the elephant. What a gorgeous creature she was. A special saddle was set atop her back and little children were placed in a row to ride upon this gentle giant. I loved to feel her rough hide, and the touch of her inquisitive trunk. Yet even as I felt dwarfed in her presence I saw something so powerfully wondrous in her eyes, a strength of character and wisdom as if life had taught her so much and she wanted someone to understand.
When I rode atop her I felt light as if I had wings, there was no mistrust or any frightening vibes, just a glorious feeling akin to euphoria. Once she was sad and I saw tears in her eyes. I didn't ride her that day just being near her was enough.
mountain of wisdom
the earth quakes beneath your feet
and yet you shed tears